By Adeola Oladele, Ibadan
The immediate-past Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Tribune Chapel, Deacon Tunde Ogunesan, has declared his interest in vying for a seat in the Oyo State House of Assembly in the forthcoming 2015 general election.
Ogunesan, who hails from Sepeteri, Saki-East Local Government area of Oyo State, joined the services of the African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN) Plc in 2007, and is currently on leave of absence to pursue a career in politics on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Prior to his current political move, he had served as the Welfare Officer, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Oyo State chapter, secretary Tribune NUJ Chapel, among others.
While speaking with journalists, Ogunesan said his entrance into the political scene was divine and a call to serve his people.
“I am the least person my colleagues and friends will ever imagine to join politics, but two things influenced my decision. First, God ordained it and second, it is a call to represent the good people of Sepeteri and especially Saki-East Local Government area.
“I believe in God that I will be favoured to come victorious in the primary election which comes up on November 15 in preparation for the general election come next year. And I believe God who started his good work will complete it,” he stated.
Ogunesan, who has picked the party’s nomination form, is a graduate of Mass Communication from The Polytechnic, Ibadan and currently rounding off his Masters in Communication Arts at the University of Ibadan.